Motivation to continue learning will result from the continuous authentic celebration of student’s performance through specific examples, encouraging trial and error, highlighting that failures lead to more learning and that we never cease to improve.  We aim to empower students through feedback and personal reflection with a strong growth mindset.  I invite you to read more about mindset and the work of Carol Dweck which has been inspiring our thoughts and interactions with children.  Here’s an informative article that also has a 10 minute TedTalk from Dweck herself. (The Value of a Growth Mindset in Education)

Please make sure that you have signed-up for the parent teacher conferences (PK and K) and goals’ conferences (Gr. 1-5) that will take place on February 28.  Check with your teachers if you have any questions.

Paola de Pereira
ES Principal